The Market to Trump all Markets

We got back late Saturday night from what is hands down the best handmade market…ever.

And I’m not just saying that because Mique and Jess are friends.

It was awesome.

This sign was crazy.  The blue and the yellow?  Hand cut, hand painted fabric adhered to the white.

Mique and Jess spared no detail.  They even had a gorgeous Christmas tree in the lobby.

The fabric ruffled garland.  The little wooden spools.  The bakers twine.  Don’t be surprised if my tree this year is a straight knock off. Not kidding.

The vendors were amazing.

The talent was overwhelming.

The booths and displays…oh…my.

I literally walked around 20 times.  Each time I saw something new.  Something I had to have.

It was great to have some girl time.  It was great to see faces beyond texting and blogging.  It was great.

And then I got home and opened up my photos.

And wanted to cry.

The ballroom where the market was held was dimly lit.  And all. of. my. pictures are blurry.

I am so sad.

I took pictures of some phenomenal booths to share with you.

Amazing trinkets and assorted fabulousness.

And they are unusable.

Boo.

But here are a few I was able to salvage with the magic of Photoshop.  They’re still blurry and dark, but it’s the best I can do.  Poop.

The funky ruffles of The Pleated Poppy.

The colorful happy of Joy’s Hope.

The vintage sweetness of Mommy Holly.

Banners and glitter from Joyful Joyful.

How I wished I had a 7 year old to buy for!  Creme de la Gems was too cute for words.

I held back on buying these handmade shoes for Miss Jill.  And now I’m kicking myself.

Heidi Devlin burlap pillows.

Funky stuffed animals.

Upcycled tote bags that I walked away from and when I came back, it was gone.  Lesson learned.

Hands down the funkiest bling I have seen.  Blinged out starfish?  You must check her out.

Who knew a coat hook could be so fun?!

And my new favorite vendor.  Funky Vintage Kitchen.  Her stuff is ultra cute.  Hard to not buy her out.  I told her I wanted to live in her booth.

Plus, April is super cute and fun.

It was a whirlwind trip.  But it was great.  And I got some Christmas shopping done.  And some me shopping done.  Bonus.

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I'm a mom to four. A wife to one. I believe in story. I love telling you about mine and would love to hear yours. There's really no sense in wasting our suffering and not sharing in each other's joy. We're all in this together...even if it doesn't always feel like it.
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Comments

  1. 1

    Ahhhhh Jeannett! The best post ever! Makes my heart happy. All that work is worth it when I read a post like this.
    LOVE you!! The one bummer is that we didn’t REALLY get to spend good, quality time together. Which makes me soooo excited for January. Counting the days.
    Thank you for coming from so far, making special arrangements to do so and being a supportive friend. You are the best!
    xoxo, Miq
    Mique´s last blog post ..Pity Party 12

  2. 2

    Great posting! It was a truly amazing event. Mique and Jess are amazing!!!

    I just wanted to tell you that fantabulous sign was made by the same gal that did my banners for me. She is UNBELIEVABLY talented. Her etsy shop is http://www.marcialarts.etsy.com. She has made banners for several of my friends and every time I see one I am amazed.

  3. 3

    I was so tempted to go down and see this market, but just didn’t trust my car – by myself. If I had a better car, I would have probably come down. But I got our floors mopped and things picked up and a little more organized, which was good. Looks like a great time and lots of fun stuff. Glad you got some shopping done, too.
    Robbin´s last blog post ..Photo Challenge – Day 6

  4. 4

    YAY for the Queen Bee!!! Wasn’t it spectacular?!! :) So glad you got a chance to come down and shop! LOVE the photos you took as well, even with the bluriness. SO fun. Thank you, Jeannett!!!
    xoxox Holly
    Holly´s last blog post ..the queen bee –

  5. 5

    Fab-U-lo-SO!! Will you be visiting the next Queen Bee Market in May? I’d love to meet you. Thank you for mentioning Creme de la Gems, and for the photos (which are better than mine BTW).

    <3 Tracy
    Tracy Rogers´s last blog post ..feeling thankful

  6. 6

    Looks spectacular! Wish I lived in the ‘hood!!
    Jeanne @ Inspiring Ideas´s last blog post ..The Blessing Christmas Tree

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